Release: Colorado Advocacy Groups Hold Sen. Cory Gardner Accountable During Easter Recess

Monday, April 10, 2017
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at [email protected]

DENVER: On Monday, April 10th, representatives of several Colorado-based public interest organizations announced their plans to pressure Senator Cory Gardner while he is back in Colorado for the two-week Easter Congressional recess. This recess is critical for Senator Gardner, considering that his approval rating in Colorado is 39 percent (lower than that of President Trump at 43 percent) in large part due to his lack of interaction with constituents.

“Here we are again,” said ProgressNow Colorado political director Alan Franklin on today’s press call. “A congressional recess, weeks where Sen. Cory Gardner is back in Colorado but refuses to host an in-person town hall meeting. Coloradans are tired of it, and his approval ratings, lower than even Donald Trump’s in the state, are the proof.”

Today’s press call included comments from progressive advocacy groups on a range of issues that could be affected by President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, including:

Alan Franklin, ProgressNow Colorado
Maria Handley, Generation Latino
Andy Jacob, SEIU Local 105
Sam Gilchrist, Colorado AFL-CIO
Amy Baca-Ohlert, Colorado Education Association
Jessica Goad, Conservation Colorado
Adam Fox, Colorado Consumer Health Initiative
Carla Castedo, Mi Familia Vota
Daniel Ramos, One Colorado
Ashley Wheeland, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Karen Middleton, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado

To listen to today’s press call, click here.

“The federal budget is just the latest horrible consequence of Trump and the GOP’s assault on Colorado,” said Franklin. “Colorado didn’t vote for this. It’s not what we want. And the voters of Colorado are waiting anxiously for the next election to hold whomever they can accountable for what’s happening.”

“Cory, don’t cut Colorado,” Franklin said.